Find it easier to pen multi-starrers than single actor story: Venkat Prabhu

Filmmaker Ventak Prabhu says he enjoys the process of writing multi-starrers adding that it comes to him easily.

regional movies Updated: Dec 03, 2016 18:08 IST
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Venkat Prabhu is busy with his new film, Chennai 600028 II.(Youtube Grab)

Filmmaker Venkat Prabhu’s upcoming Tamil directorial Chennai 600028 II features a battalion of actors in key roles. He says he finds the process of writing a multi-starrer easier than writing a story with a single lead actor.

“I enjoy the process of writing multi-starrers, and I think it comes to me easily. Even though Chennai 600028 II features over half a dozen actors in key roles, I find writing a story with one lead actor more challenging,” said Prabhu.

Known for working on several multi-starrers such as Chennai 600028, Saroja and Goa, his two single hero projects include Masss and Biriyani.

“Even Mankatha, though it was an Ajith’s film, was a multi-starrer because the story had equal scope for several characters. As much as I really want to do a single hero subject with no sidekick or additional character, I’m still not able to crack the formula,” he said.

Prabhu says he doesn’t mind directing single hero subjects of his contemporaries.

“Whenever I meet director Selvaraghavan, I ask him to write a love story for me. I’ve also asked the same thing to Gautham Menon,” he said.

Chennai 600028 II, which features Jai, Shiva, Premji, Nithin Sathya, Vijay Vasanth, Vaibhav and Mahat Raghavendra, is slated for release on December 9.

First Published: Dec 03, 2016 18:07 IST